The Manitoba Morning Free Press in Winnipeg (May 18, 1894) tells of a 140-pound Kansas catfish that apparently had aspirations to be a mail carrier. After it was caught, the catfish was cleaned, and in its stomach was discovered a small bottle, securely corked, containing this message: "Whoever will find this will please send it back to me. H.E. Pipes." Mr. Pipes had thrown the bottle in the Kaw River three years earlier, 75 miles from where the fish was caught by Douglass Smith. Info taken from April 2006 issue of Outdoor Life.